A look at this week’s top OEM headlines

This week's most impactful OEM headlines, including: Nissan is 'racing forward' with autonomous cars, says CEO Carlos Ghosn Nissan says it is expediting the introduction of autonomous cars. Forbes reports the Japanese automaker made the announcement at the Tokyo Motor Show that it will offer partially...

A look at the week’s top OEM headlines

This week's most impactful OEM headlines, including: Mitsubishi, Nissan will build mini EV together The minicar project Nissan and Mitsubishi started four years ago is about to get extra resources to help ease the move into the electric-vehicle sector. Auto Blog says Nissan will have a...

A look at the week’s top OEM headlines

This week's most impactful OEM headlines, including: New auto group formed to prevent cyberattacks Two auto trader associations are forming a new working group to help prevent cyberattacks on the nation's 230 million cars and trucks. The Detroit News says the Alliance of Automobile Manufacturers and...

A look at this week’s top OEM headlines

This week's most impactful OEM headlines, including: Toyota to sell cars that communicate with each other and roadways by year end Forbes reports that Toyota will sell cars that communicate with each other and roadways by year end. Many automakers are working on this technology, but...

A look at this week’s top OEM headlines

This week's most impactful OEM headlines, including: Toyota spends $50 million to accelerate self-driving car program Toyota wants to accelerate the process of a self-driving car program and is spending $50 million dollars over the next five years to make sure it happens. The company will...

A look at the week’s top OEM headlines

This week's most impactful OEM headlines, including: New car crash avoidance systems earn high marks According to CNBC, technologies designed to prevent collisions are becoming an option in more vehicles and also earning high marks. Many vehicles are earning "superior" ratings, including BMW, Mercedes, and Acura. This BMW...

A look at this week’s top OEM headlines

This week's most impactful OEM headlines, including: 1. Auto production is surging in the US as the car market booms Reuters reports that auto production advanced at its strongest pace in eight months, seeing a surge in third-quarter economic growth. Industrial production shot up 0.6 percent...

A look at this week’s top OEM headlines

This week's most impactful OEM headlines, including: 1. Toyota books third straight first-quarter profit record on cost cuts, currency gains Toyota has posted their third straight year of record first-quarternet profit, crushing analyst estimates, according to Reuters.com. Cost cuts and currency gains made up for slightly...

A look at the week’s top OEM headlines

This week's most impactful OEM headlines, including: 1. Ferrari's newest convertible is its most aerodynamic ever 2. Jeep posts biggest ever quarterly sales total in US 3. Scion aims at more practical target with two new models 4. Demand for Audi 'niche' cars outpaces supply

A look at the week’s top OEM headlines

This week's most impactful OEM headlines, including: 1. Ford building on bright idea: moving headlights 2. Toyota's new trucks will come with a GoPro mount 3. Get ready for a Jaguar you might actually be able to afford 4. Hyundai Prius-fighting hybrid spied wearing new camo
e-commerce

Is E-Commerce Driving the Auto Industry?

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margin compression

Five Ways to Stay Ahead of Margin Compression

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performance

Are You Properly Rewarding Your Staff?

It is important in the automotive industry that an employee’s work performance and progress is monitored closely to ensure that they fully  understands the...
employees

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fuel prices

The Correlation Between Fuel Prices and Auto Sales

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